How to Use Social Media to Find a Job or Internship


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Think your skills at Facebook stalking, refreshing Twitter streams or Googling yourself will lead you nowhere? Think again! Social media can be a great way to build online presence, educate yourself and discover new professional opportunities. Feeling overwhelmed? NY Creative Interns is here to help you get started on a social networking extravaganza that will lead you to the internship or job of your dreams.

Lead by NYCi team members Emily Miethner and Marny Smith.

This presentation was hosted by The Wix Lounge, a free work and event space for creative professionals in New York City.

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How to Use Social Media to Find a Job or Internship

  1. 1. Using Social Media to Find an Internship or Job<br />Presented by<br />
  2. 2. About NY Creative Interns<br /> NY Creative Interns is dedicated to enabling college students and recent grads to find internships, mentors, and inspiration through networking and meetups.<br />
  3. 3. About The Wix Lounge<br /> The Wix Lounge is a free workspace for creative professionals. Come in for free coffee, wi-fi, couches, workshops and networking parties.<br /> @WixLounge<br /><br />
  4. 4. About Us<br />Emily Miethner<br />Co-Founder & President, NYCi<br />Social Media Coordinator, Sterling Publishing<br />Marny Smith<br />Community Manager, NYCi<br />Customer Support Manager, ChallengePost<br />
  6. 6. What’s Going On Tonight<br />Tips for finding an internship or job through<br />Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Blogging<br />Real life horror and success stories<br />Mingling<br />
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  9. 9. First and Foremost<br />Assume everyone sees everything<br />Keep it professional<br />Know your industry<br />Experiment with many, be dedicated to few<br />
  10. 10. Twitter<br />Social networking and microbloggingservice<br />1.6 billion search queries per day<br />200 million users<br />Info via wikipedia<br />
  11. 11. Twitter<br />Write a Complete Bio<br />Your job, interests, hot link to your website, hashtags you follow, a fun fact about you<br />Retweet People You Want to Meet<br />Stay on people's radar by retweeting them and adding comments. Don’t use the retweet button<br />Use Lists<br />Great way to organize the people you are following and get their attention<br />
  12. 12. Twitter<br />Use<br />Find internships and jobs that may not be listed anywhere else<br />Use<br />Choose the categories that you are interested in and then follow that Twitter handle for job listings<br />Participate in Twitter Chats<br />Get job leads and gain professional contacts<br />
  13. 13. Twitter Chats<br />#GenYJob: Our goal is to bring potential students of all ages with the resources and connections they need to make their college and career school dreams come true. When: Tuesdays: 10pm-11pm EST<br />#InternChat: Chat about internships.When: Tuesdays: 7-8PM EST<br />#HFChat: Weekly chat for job seekers & experts. Part of the #HireFriday community project.When: Fridays, 12-1pm EST<br />
  15. 15. Facebook<br /> study ranked Facebook as the most used social networking service<br />600 million active users<br />138.9 million monthly unique U.S. visitors in May 2011<br />Info via wikipedia<br />
  16. 16. Facebook<br />Clean up Your Profile<br />Check privacy settings, photos, and what people are writing on your wall<br />Like Company Fanpages<br />Engage with potential employers in smart ways<br />Know your industry<br />Government and teaching positions may be different then acting and graphic design<br />
  18. 18. Linkedin<br />Business-related social networking site mainly used for professional networking.<br />100+ million registered users<br />21.4 million monthly unique U.S. visitors and 47.6 million globally.<br />Info via wikipedia<br />
  19. 19. Linkedin<br />Profile Must Be 100% Complete<br />Professional photo, websites, recommendations, keywords, skills<br />Join Groups<br />Start with alumni groups and professional interests<br />Search Job Listings<br />Look up the profile of the person with your dream job<br />
  20. 20. LinkedIn<br />Follow Companies<br />See where their employees are coming from <br />Connect Twitter to LinkedIn<br />Optional: connect your Twitter to LinkedIn or use #in<br />Use the Resume Builder<br />Make sure your resume and LinkedIn are the same:<br />
  21. 21. TELL YOUR STORY<br />
  22. 22. Blogging<br />Tumblr<br />Easy set up, automatic community, artsy<br />Wordpress<br />Highly customizable, SEO friendly<br /> /<br />Landing page for all social sites<br />
  23. 23. Blogging<br />Blog about…<br />Your internship<br />Class projects<br />The industry you want to be in<br />Events and meetups you attend<br />Goals<br />Peanut Butter<br />
  24. 24. Real Life Horror/Success Stories<br />Google’s party background check<br />It’s not just what you post on Facebook…<br />Getting in the door before the interview<br />Tweeting beyond my resume…<br />
  25. 25. Resources<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  26. 26. Resources (con’t)<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  27. 27. Questions?<br />
  28. 28. Join NY Creative Interns<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />